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2003 Ford Expedition repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

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2003 Ford Expedition electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2003 Ford Expedition

Engine not specified

95000 mi

US $1500
Drive Door sensor broke - replaced 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

60000 mi

US $200
Replaced A/C freon, don't remember exact cost 
124000 mi

US $430
Replaced window regulator on rear passenger window. 
138000 mi

US $800
AC stopped blowing cold air, dehydrator valve had failed causing water to leak into the AC system and rust out the compressor and valves. Whole ac system had to be replaced.  
140000 mi Brake fluid was dirty so it was replaced, center brake light had gone out and was replaced. 
48000 mi

US $900
Replace clogged expansion valve on rear AC, install new cycle switch to prevent freezing up 
74000 mi

US $400
Replace faulty blend door motor on rear AC 
113000 mi

US $477
Driver Window Regulator 
131000 mi

US $1200
AC compressor leaking and stuck actuator door in rear AC. Replaced AC compressor, charged system and repaired actuator 
197000 mi

US $1100
Air Conditioning compressor failed and had to be replaced. 
207000 mi Air conditioning is intermittently not working. The car will just suck in outside air. The mechanic suspects there is a faulty connection to the control module but since it is not replicating for them they cannot do anything to fix it. Since it is infrequent I am just going to leave it. 
306000 mi

US $250
159000 mi

US $860
AC compressor went out. Had to purchase new one. 
117000 mi

US $400
A/C was not cooling properly, front and rear, Compressor was leaking, and rear AC expansion valve was not working - replaced both- refridgerant removed and replaced. Two years prior Firestone advised alternator needed replacing, 2nd opinion could not confirm. Lately the message center flashed "Check Electrical System." Sudden flashes and warnings occurred, shifted poorly, radio quit alternator replaced 
190000 mi Battery was completely dead, alternator worn out, Firestone replaced under warranty 
160000 mi

US $1200
Replaced the alternator, alternator wiring harness, and 1 coil. In this repair, the alternator wiring harness rubbed on something and shorted out, causing damage to the alternator and one coil.  

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

33000 mi BackupAid Backup Aid Again 
41500 mi

US $150
Rear heater actuator 
193900 mi After alternator failed and replaced with new one the charging system has been tested and is working properly. However, I've been unable to clear the Check Engine Light. 
209400 mi

US $13
Both side view mirrors would not move with mirror switch. Bought Dorman Mirror Switch, 901-319, on Amazon for $12.69 and I replaced mirror switch and both mirrors now move. 
144000 mi

US $38
Replace front and rear blower motor resistors 
166000 mi

US $95
Battery cable replaced due to corrosion and intermittent electrical contact 
87000 mi

US $45
Replaced driver door sensor that senses when door opens and turns on dome light. 
88200 mi

US $27
Passenger door ajar sensor 
91500 mi

US $68
Replace Battery 
97000 mi

US $285
Replaced left rear door "ajar" sensor 
99000 mi

US $27
Reolace left rear door sensor 
120000 mi

US $83
Replace front airbag crash sensor 
120000 mi

US $207
Replace alternator 
170237 mi

US $160
Battery turned engine over, but did not start vehicle. Diagnosed as a bad battery using multimeter. Had to replace battery. 
69000 mi

US $100
Seat heater tripping off in a few seconds after activation. Extensive bulletin(s) from Ford on this...well known design problem, but Ford still proudly lets the vehicle owner pay for the repair/module replacement.  
89000 mi

US $210
Remove and replace Blender Motor 
124000 mi

US $634
Heater blending switch replaced. Whole dashboard had to be taken out and reinstalled after new switch was successfully installed. 
138000 mi

US $450
alternator replacement 
142200 mi

US $420
three window regulators failed....need new parts 
145000 mi

US $270
check engine light - p303/p316 - replaced COP3 
115000 mi Rear A/C blower "clicks" when turned on, also had to recharge A/C system with refridgerant. 
118000 mi

US $50
Any time air conditioning was turned on a "click" noise came from the rear core about every second. Traced problem to be an air flap accuator. replaced part, kind of a bear to get to, and everything is running smooth. 
95000 mi

US $550
Driver's side window screeches and squeals when motoring down.  Rear AC unit had loud clunking noise from unit. 
209560 mi

C $450
Replaced starter. 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

232-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

95000 mi Belts controlling vents in rear seat and rear of vehicle snapped. 
106800 mi

US $300
Driver's side window regulator failed and had to be replaced. 
106000 mi

US $37
Blower was only working on two settings. Replaced the heater switch behind the glove box on the advice of a Ford mechanic. 
95000 mi

US $60
Had to replace the wiper fluid pump. 
98200 mi

US $150
Changed the battery. Wasn't holding a charge. 
174000 mi

US $825
Power window motor failed, cables broke.  Power seats failed. Not repaired. 
178700 mi

US $624
PCM and Junction Box. Battery failure too. Had to be towed. Totally dead without replacement of this part. 
137900 mi

US $175
Driver heated seat not working. 

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2003 Ford Expedition Electrical Problems

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